Viewing items from September, 2010

New Zealand funding to support upcoming meeting on e-certification

Posted on Fri, 24 Sep 2010, 10:10

Row of computersThe issuance of phytosanitary certificates is one of the key responsibilities of National Plant Protection Organizations. In 2009, an international meeting on e-certification was held in Canada – click here to learn more. Following up on this meeting, the 5th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures discussed the current status of electronic certification within the framework of the IPPC, challenges and benefits. In particular, it was observed that while some countries have made considerable progress with respect to implementation of e-certification, a common understanding is lacking. It was agreed that this topic should be given high priority and ...

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Postponement of the Expert Meeting on Resource Mobilization

Posted on Tue, 14 Sep 2010, 10:10

The IPPC Secretariat has postponed the Expert Meeting on Resource Mobilization from 27th September to 1st of October after consultation with the CPM Bureau. This unfortunate decision was made due to the small number of the nominations and country comments that were received.

This will likely cause some delay in the mobilization of resources for the CPM work programme and will substantially increase the risk of having to reduce the expected work in coming years as we will not have adequate resources. Once again all the member countries are encouraged to mobilize resources for the CPM work programme and the ...

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Maldives includes the IPPC in its master plan

Posted on Thu, 02 Sep 2010, 10:10

Maldives Technical Cooperation ProjectWhen the Republic of the Maldives entered into the process of formulating its “Agricultural Master Plan”, it was recognized that appropriate legal and regulatory frameworks for plant health were key components necessary for supporting the national agricultural sector. Consequently, the Maldives sought assistance from the FAO Technical Cooperation Programme in drafting a Plant Protection Act and to establish a legal framework consistent with the IPPC and the ISPMs.

Subsequently, the FAO Legal Office and the IPPC Secretariat have worked with the government of the Maldives to review and revise its phytosanitary legislation. To ensure a sound implementation ...

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